Sliversea Cruises offers new musical experiences

Silversea Cruises is absolutely one of my favorite luxury cruise lines. I love the European ambiance, the size of its ships and the way passengers are treated like royalty.

But one of the challenges of smaller ship lines is to produce entertainment that is on a par with larger cruise lines. Silversea seems to have found an innovative solution. Here are some of the details:

All-new musical experiences are coming to the stages of Silversea Cruises’ five ships. The new production shows will feature live singing complemented with musical tracks recorded exclusively for Silversea by such renowned artists as London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Seven different shows, featuring rich costuming, imaginative set designs, and special visual effects, will spotlight the talents of an international ensemble of accomplished vocalists, known collectively as the Voices of Silversea. Following is a snapshot of the three principal productions that will be performed in the main Show Lounge fleetwide:

Musica Maestro: A grand ballroom is the elegant backdrop for this signature show, a 45-minute tribute to popular operatic arias and classical crossover music. Led by renowned conductor Richard Balcombe, its captivating musical score has been arranged, performed, and recorded by London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Mind the Gap: Mod fashions and the iconic imagery of a London tube station propel this lively journey back to the 1960s and the British Invasion that conquered the airwaves with such legendary pop and rock stars as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Lulu, Tom Jones, and more.

Don’t Stop the Music: Guests are welcome to don their best retro dancing shoes to join in this foot-tapping, sing-along homage to the disco era’s pulsating rhythms and colorful funky fashions — and then take to the dance floor when the ship’s DJ steps in to keep the party rolling.

Four additional shows will be rotated among the ships to provide guests with a total of four full-scale musical productions on each sailing. The additional shows include Caliente, a Latin-flavored production encompassing tunes from Spain and South America; Shaken Not Stirred, celebrating the intrigue, glamour, and sophistication embodied in 50 years of James Bond films; Première, a chronological musical tribute to some of the world’s greatest movies; and Amore, featuring timeless love songs.

Besides the main Show Lounge, guests will also enjoy the singing talents of The Voices of Silversea when they perform duets and cabaret-style shows in more-intimate settings throughout the ship.

Guests sailing aboard Silver Wind this week, and Silver Cloud next week will be treated to a sneak-preview selection of some of the new shows. The entire entertainment program will then roll out fleetwide on the following voyages:

–Silver Wind, Voyage 2434, October 31 – November 16, Athens to Dubai
–Silver Cloud, Voyage 1434, November 12 – 22, Rome to Funchal
–Silver Whisper, Voyage 4432, November 25 – December 12, Barbados to Barbados
–Silver Shadow, Voyage 3435, December 20January 7, Valparaiso to Fort Lauderdale
–Silver Spirit, Voyage 5508, April 13 – 25, Fort Lauderdale to Lisbon

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